Overview

CHAI began work in Cameroon in 2007, with a focus on improving access to lifesaving HIV diagnosis, treatment, and care. CHAI helped the Ministry of Health to introduce and scale up pediatric and second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) and improve laboratory systems to better diagnose the disease, including Early Infant Diagnosis (EID). Since then, CHAI has helped introduce point-of-care testing for HIV and innovative mobile health technology to improve turnaround time for EID results. We have helped to integrate EID, Viral Load (VL), and tuberculosis (TB) testing on one device, and we are working to increase access to newer and better medications for adults and children with HIV alongside the National AIDS Control Committee.

CHAI is also supporting the government in its efforts to save the lives of women and infants through mentoring of service providers and increasing access to long-acting contraceptives to help women safely plan their families. We have supported the government to introduce and scale up better treatment for severe malaria and are now helping to ensure that it is consistently available and properly used by help workers across the country. To ensure the potency and delivery of lifesaving vaccinations, we are helping the government to improve the country’s cold chain supply system and introducing new and improved vaccines for diseases such as cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV) and polio. Most recently, CHAI has been supporting the government to develop a system of universal health coverage that will enable the country to provide affordable, quality care to all.

Our Work

December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: The invaluable voice of community in accelerating access to optimal HIV treatment

Sitting and talking with other people living with HIV at a health facility in Uganda, Zane* no longer felt alone. Unlike many of the others there who remained on efavirenz (EFV), he had recently switched to a new treatment regimen that includes dolutegravir (DTG) and could not believe how much better he felt. On DTG,...

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September 10, 2018

Innovative diagnostic technology can save HIV-positive infants

After five hours hunched in a crowded minibus, three hours trying to soothe a crying baby, and one hour waiting to see a healthcare worker, she had made it. This Malawian mother had finally made it to a health facility to test her baby for HIV. Despite the hours of travel, she soon learned that...

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April 24, 2017

Accelerating polio eradication efforts in Cameroon

As we celebrate World Immunization Week, it is time to reflect on the powerful success of the polio vaccine and the importance of ensuring that all children have access to lifesaving vaccinations around the globe. Poliomyelitis (also known as polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects children under 5 years of age....

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November 9, 2015

UNFPA and CHAI combine efforts to increase access to family planning in Cameroon

UNFPA and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) work closely in Cameroon to increase access to family planning services and improve supply chain management in support of the Ministry of Public Health. Since the start of the UNFPA/CHAI collaboration in late 2013, we have helped enable more than 37,000 additional women access to contraceptive...

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December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: The invaluable voice of community in accelerating access to optimal HIV treatment

Sitting and talking with other people living with HIV at a health facility in Uganda, Zane* no longer felt alone. Unlike many of the others there who remained on efavirenz (EFV), he had recently switched to a new treatment regimen that includes dolutegravir (DTG) and could not believe how much better he felt. On DTG,...

Read More

September 10, 2018

Innovative diagnostic technology can save HIV-positive infants

After five hours hunched in a crowded minibus, three hours trying to soothe a crying baby, and one hour waiting to see a healthcare worker, she had made it. This Malawian mother had finally made it to a health facility to test her baby for HIV. Despite the hours of travel, she soon learned that...

Read More

April 24, 2017

Accelerating polio eradication efforts in Cameroon

As we celebrate World Immunization Week, it is time to reflect on the powerful success of the polio vaccine and the importance of ensuring that all children have access to lifesaving vaccinations around the globe. Poliomyelitis (also known as polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects children under 5 years of age....

Read More

November 9, 2015

UNFPA and CHAI combine efforts to increase access to family planning in Cameroon

UNFPA and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) work closely in Cameroon to increase access to family planning services and improve supply chain management in support of the Ministry of Public Health. Since the start of the UNFPA/CHAI collaboration in late 2013, we have helped enable more than 37,000 additional women access to contraceptive...

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